I want to achieve a similar outcome to using a combo box with autocomplete. The problem is that the combobox autocomplete only recognises items typed starting with the first letter. ie If there is an item "john doe" and I type "doe" it will not autocomplete.

I want to inherit the combobox control (no problems here), and override the autocomplete feature. Any ideas how I could achieve this.

I have a working system using a textbox and a list box. I can't turn this into a control as I don't know how to deal with the footprint of the control. ie I can't pop the listbox out of the bounds of the usercontrol (the bounds of the textbox).

Any other suggestions would be good.